Wyoming High School Football Rankings: Week 6, 2016 [POLL]
Three #1 ranked teams lost last week, clearing the way for 3 new #1's, and for a few teams that have been trying to get some recognition and respect in the latest coaches/media rankings.
Three teams are tied with 1 loss each in Class 4A, which makes for some interesting discussion. Gillette has reclaimed the top spot with their Energy Bowl road win at former #1, now #2 Sheridan. The Camels are back at home looking to continue their momentum, but they face #3 Rock Springs, which is a team still trying to prove themselves among the elite. The Tigers had a chance vs. Sheridan, now they have to try vs. the Camels. Cheyenne East is back in the top 5 at #4. The Thunderbirds host Laramie, who missed out of the top 5 by 1 vote to #5 Natrona.
A big battle lurks in 3A, and despite last week's upset, there's still fuel to throw on the fire. Green River is now #1, but they will be in hostile territory this weekend, when they visit former #1, now #3 Star Valley in a rematch of last year's state title game. The Braves have to put last week's loss behind them quickly, if they want to regain the #1 ranking that they lost. Elsewhere, Douglas moves up to #2, thanks to last week's results. Powell got a lot of attention from the voters this week, and are up to #4, pushing Torrington down to #5. The Panthers visit former #5 Worland this weekend.
There's hardly any change this week in the latest 2A rankings. Glenrock has the #1 ranking to themselves this week, while Greybull will have to settle for #2 going into week 6. The Herders can lock up the East #1 seed for the playoffs, with a win this weekend at Burns. Big Horn, Lovell, and Mountain View hold their positions at #3, #4 and #5 respectively. The game to keep an eye on, is the battle of the Buffalos, as #2 Greybull visits #5 Mountain View.
Like 2A, not much has change in the latest 1A rankings. Defending champ Upton-Sundance is still the unanimous #1. Rocky Mountain and Tongue River maintain the #2 and #3 rankings. Cokeville is up one spot to #4, while Southeast and Pine Bluffs share the #5 ranking. The Hornets and Cyclones will settle the issue this weekend at Yoder, which is a place that hasn't been too kind to PB. Aside from a 2012 forfeit win, the Hornets haven't won in Cyclone country since 2002.
The voters could not decide which team should be the #1 in 6-man, so the 2 teams chosen will have to share the ranking, going into their next game. Kaycee and Farson-Eden are co-#1's. The Pronghorns have the more interesting opponent this weekend, hosting former #1, now #4 Meeteetse, but that doesn't mean the Buckaroos should overlook Lingle-Ft. Laramie. Burlington has cracked the rankings for the first time as a 6-man program. Last week huge road upset win, vault the Huskies to #3. Meanwhile, Little Snake River rounds out the rankings, at #5.
Disclaimer: The rankings have no official say on post-season positioning, and are only to be used as a measuring stick on the regular season. Please don't read too much into the rankings.